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Old 01-15-2013, 05:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
gc2012
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Default Change Goofy to Regular - how long to get "comfortable"?

Hi all - my girlfriend started boarding last year and have done 10 days on the boards. Never did anything like this before but comfortable now on blues and groomed reds. But she is having some issues still. The first day we started the guy in the rental shop did the push test and reckoned she was goofy and set the board up like that and it's been like that since. But I notice now she's riding fakie a lot (especially at speed) and is still having some problems linking her turns.

Now I know some of this is down to experience / technique and lessons will help but I was wondering was it something more fundamental. So I got her to do the slide across the floor test and she is much more comfortable regular. Did it 5 times and in all cases left long forward won...

What I'm thinking is, we're not too far down the road to change it up. The plan is this Saturday we switch her bindings and spend the day trying it regular on a nice groomed slope to see how she goes.

I'm trying to set her expectations though which isn't that it will be instantly as good / better. But it shouldn't take as long to get going as first time around we've never really done anything like this!

Know it's a very hard question but after a day or runs if she is regular how far towards her current standard should she be? Just trying to see should she expect it to take 1, 2, 3,4... days to get back to her current level / comfort from the time we change the board and she has to learn her turns again?

Like I guess it will feel weird at the start and trying to make sure she gets it. That it will take a while to get it locked down but then if it's right, it's right and it'll be easier to build on

Know it's a hard question but if you've done something like this can you let me know how you go on?

Thanks
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